Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Apology to Deschanel over TV gaffe

Zooey Deschanel was misidentified as one of the Boston Marathon bombers in a TV news caption

A TV captioning service has apologised for misidentifying screen star Zooey Deschanel as one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects on a news broadcast.

Caption Solutions said it and its captioner "deeply regret" the mistake in Texas. Company president Kala J Patterson said the business "sincerely apologises for this error".

The erroneous onscreen text appeared during coverage by the Fox network affiliate KDFW in Dallas-Fort Worth of Friday's manhunt for a bombing suspect. It read: "Marathon Bomber. He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel."

The suspect was 19-year-old university student Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who later was arrested and taken to hospital.

Deschanel, star of TV comedy New Girl and a series of films, learned of the TV captioning blunder over the weekend and tweeted: "Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL!"

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